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Inspector Sorrow 

Sharifzadeh got fascinated with photgophraphy, through her experience in film and animation. Being able to freeze a frame, a prolonged look, a key action and capturing the style and beauty in a frame. In a way she changed the language of story boards into photography that narrates a socio-political stories in the genre of science fiction, murder mystery and/or within the anthropology of art.


Part of my project, Inspector Sorrow, is a series of photo prints. Bringing to life the looks, character and industry in which is femme fatale of the story is connected too. Inserting the style of film noir 40s into the photographs as well. 

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Appearance Stripped Bare work uses photography, sculpture, and animation to interrogate the concept of the European Renaissance as an isolated phenomenon, rather than a period in organic conversation with movements that had started earlier in the Middle East.Sharifzadeh explores the impact of the broader Mediterranean culture and ideas that helped spark and inform Europe’s rebirth, juxtaposed against the present-day collisions of culture, by placing her own body as a contemporary woman from the Middle East within the imagery, iconography, and physical geography of the Italian Renaissance. Too often, art historians have placed European arts in a position of privilege, exorcising and minimizing arts from other regions. Through this re-contextualization and reclamation, she aims to challenge the very idea of European and Middle Eastern otherness.

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